Published as part of the Encyclopédie méthodique (histoire naturelle)
Plates mostly signed by Bénard; other engravers and illustrators include: Barrois, Deseve, Drouet, Pierron, and Mlle. Cornu
Text in double columns
Vignette on t.p.'s; tail-pieces
Plates no. 3 and 188 are double plates
According to the "Avis" at the front of each volume, seven of the plates (nos. 241-247?) are to be found in "tome VII du Recueil", under the title, "Manière de connaître les oiseaux par le bec et par les pattes"
Copy 2 of ptie 1 has added t.p.'s dated 1790 and 1791
Includes bibliographical references
Copy 1 (barcode nos. 39088007566151, 39088007566672, 39088007567613 and 39088007567704) has a green buckram library binding, with binder's title: Bonnaterre. Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique des trois règnes de la nature. Ornithologie
Copy 1 has stamp on t.p.'s: Library of Congress Smithsonian Deposit, May 12, 1879; accession no. 100862
Copy 2 (barcode nos. 39088007566631, 39088007567712 and 39088007567753) has a black buckram library binding, with binder's title: Bonnaterre & Vieillot. Encyclopédie histoire naturelle. Oiseaux
Copy 2 has stamp on t.p.'s: Library, U.S. National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Mar. 18, 1890; accession no. 135953
Copy 2 imperfect: atlas volume wanting
Copy 2 has autograph of John Cassin, dated April 16th, 1860, on front free endpaper of pties 2 and 3
Copies 1 & 2 both have ms. annotations
No copyright page found. No table-of-contents pages found.